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05-21-2013, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dustrock View Post
Yeah figured Babcock might have watched tape of the 06 series

Remember when it was rumored Babcock could be gone if the Wings didnt make the playoffs?

There were people on this board who actually were saying Babcock wasn't a great coach, he had Lidstrom, blah blah blah.

Guess that argument's done, eh?
Tends to happen to good coaches when they have good teams. Bowman was lucky in that virtually the same Detroit roster failed year after year until he took over and won 2 Cups in a row.

Babcock is a genius. Look what he did with the Ducks in the 2003 playoffs. The Ducks have a similar make-up. Near-miraculous goaltending from Howard, and a couple of stars in Z/Dats to carry that team forward, similar to Kariya/Oates/Sykora.

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